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Morris, Frederick Patrick (1679)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 7 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1679             view online service record

145 Cruikshank Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Alice Morris (sister)
Coventry Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 27 May 1916
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion – 1st Reinforcements

DOW: Friday, 3 November 1916
Place: 38th Casualty Clearing Station, France

Brother: Henry Christopher Morris

Private, 7 Infantry, died of wounds 3 November, 1916, France, aged 20, commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery, France.

Sister: Alice MORRIS, both parents deceased, born South Melbourne, educated St Peter and Paul’s RC. Enlisted as a merchant seaman, 145 Cruikshank Street, Port Melbourne but shown under South Melbourne in the All-Australian Memorial. He died of wounds to the back and abdomen at the 38th Casualty Clearing Station. A sister, Alice, later Mrs Alice JARRAD, was nominated as next of kin, later at 3 Lyle Street, but Frederick’s Attestation suggests an elder brother serving at the front was his legal guardian.

He is shown in Vic BDM as born in 1899 and hence probably just turned 16 when he enlisted and only 17 when he was killed. He is shown in an alternative series as having been rejected in 1915 when he claimed to be 18 (probably as under-age).  He suggested both parents were deceased when he enlisted, this may be true – Vic BDM shows a Henry (no second name) dying in East Melbourne in 1914 at 46.  Frederick appears to have been granted special permission to enlist with his brother Henry being overseas at the time.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 27, 2017 6.04 pm 0Likes

    “I regret to inform you that Pte. Morris admitted to this unit on the 3.11.16 suffering from a gunshot wound of the abdomen died the same day. Also that Gunner Mackie who was admitted to this unit on the 6.11.16 suffered from gunshot wound right shoulder and chest died on the 7.11.16. Both these soldiers are buried in the local Military Cemetery at Heilly … the chaplain to the unit officiated at the graveside in each case …” (Letter from Lieut. W. Macpherson, Officer Commanding 38 C.C.S., R.A.M.C. 20.1.17)

    (“Gunner Mackie” referenced in the report was Andrew Armour Burns MACKIE, Scottish-born and from Palmerston Crescent in South Melbourne and included on that Roll)

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